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IO9: WE COME FROM THE FUTURE. Hosted by Annalee Newitz and Esther Inglis-Arkell. io9: We Come From the Future is a news show about science, entertainment and culture from a tomorrow that you wish you lived in today.

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We explore the microbiome with a homemade laser microscope in Esther Gets Experimental. We also ponder the news that Saturn's moon Titan may have a vast, underground ocean made of liquid water, and more.
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io9 editor Annalee gives you the (non-spoilery) lowdown on Joss Whedon's latest flick "Cabin in the Woods," Esther gets experimental on pickles by turning them into night lights, and we engage in rank speculation about a new scientific paper suggesting that dark matter is colliding inside the human body.
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This is the final episode of "We Come From the Future". Instead of wallowing in self-pity we recognize that some of the best shows TV had to offer were ended prematurely.
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From the co-dependent relationships to the oddball fetishes that make us giggle, we explore the weirdest, oddest and just plain inappropriate romances in science fiction. Helping us out are special guests: The Guilds' Felicia Day, Tekzilla's Veronica Belmont, The Nerdist's Kiala Kazebee, Geek DIY's Bonnie Burton!
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Annalee and Esther examine why time travel tropes suck in science fiction. Then they interview Caltech physicist, Sean Carroll, who discusses the possibilities of real-life time travel and why Bill and Ted are the perfect example of plausible time travel! Also, see our favorite same sex relationships in science fiction.
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io9 editor Lauren Davis covers the web comics you SHOULD be reading! Esther shows you how to blow your breakfast cereal with a straw and a hapless victim, and more!
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How do real life reports of ufos influence sci-fi? Warehouse 13 producer Deric Hughes tells us sbout the alien abduction story that inspired him as a kid. And Annalee and Esther ask what would convince you that aliens are here?
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It's time to make your summer reading list! Esther and Annalee share their must read list of sci-fi books! Plus we talk with celebrated science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson about great reading, writing and more.
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Annalee and Esther share their fave and not-so-fave picks of this season's newest sci-fi TV shows including Arrow, Beauty & the Beast and more! Plus learn the secret power of invisible glass and family lessons learned in Back to the Future!
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How realistic are movie sword fights? We find out from some experts, plus Esther lives out her childhood fantasy and gets schooled in the art of light saber dueling. For good measure, we list the best sword fights ever committed to film.
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We pay tribute to our favorite episodes of Futurama, and talk about other sci-fi comedy TV series you can watch, after you've watched every Futurama episode twelve times.
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Esther and Annalee examine and deconstruct the world's deadliest spy, James Bond. Was he the ultimate gentleman hero, chauvinist or just a man of his times? Plus Esther does her impression of James Bond's Q as she tries to create a man-portable flame thrower.
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Has science ruined dinosaurs, ray guns, and UFOs? Esther and Annalee explain all the ways science has ruined our favorite things with facts. Plus they light things on fire and teach you how to make smoke by rubbing your fingers together.
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We sit down with Sci-Fi literary legend William Gibson, and talk about writing fiction, his plans for his next novel and the film adaptation of Neuromancer.
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Robopocalypse author Daniel Wilson is in the studio to talk about his new novel, Amped, which is about future humans with cybernetic implants. We also talk about what kinds of high tech implants you would like to have installed and much more!
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We seek to blur the lines between fact and fiction as we talk about 5 surefire ways to make people believe your bullshit horror story is "true."
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Esther gets experimental with one serious recipe for homemade smokebombs. Keep that fire extinguisher handy! Berkley scientists create a electricity generating virus and more.
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We examine the common movie tropes about colonizing/terraforming Mars and why they're bunk with special guest Phil Plait from the Bad Astronomy Blog.
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30 years after the release of the movie War Games, video games have played an increasingly central role in pop culture. Now with the release of "Wreck It Ralph," Esther and Annalee examine the fictional video games that have played a starring role in the big screen.
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In this episode we talk about what it would take to launch your a$$ into space and keep it there. Who will fund it? Can artificial gravity really work? Also, Esther explores the miracle substance that can kill both fires and your friends! And finally we ask: Do space operas need to be more realistic?
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Geek author extraordinaire, Bonnie Burton joins We Come From future as we celebrate the world of DIY Sci-Fi! We give our picks for best DIY Sci-Fi flick, get crafty with action figures and snowglobes, and talk to a trio of amazing cosplayers about the craft, their motivations, and where they draw inspiration.
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It's all about The Avengers as we review the hotly anticipated movie, check in with a genetic biologist and see if we have the science and technology to create a real-life team of superheroes. Plus, we share our picks for superheroes that should get their own Hollywood treatment!
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Explore the Lost City of Z in Brazil and the ancient city of Catalhoyuk in Turkey! Genetic Engineer & "How to Defeat Your Own Clone" author Terry Johnson shows us how fluids like corn syrup have memory thanks to laminar flow! And help us find an '80s sci-fi book about an orphan faerie.
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From Harry Potter to Sherlock Holmes, fandom can be the lifeblood of any good story. But there is a darkside to it as well, as we uncover the more unsavory and salacious aspects of fandom and fan-fiction on this episode of We Come From the Future.
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This episode is all about the wonders of shark evolution -- in fiction and real life. We have a heated debate about whether shark movies are science fiction or just monster movies. Then we talk to biologist and shark expert David Shiffman about how sharks are a vital part of our ecosystems.
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Annalee and Esther confess their guilty pleasures, the things they are completely embarrassed to admit that they love. Like bad vampire stories and even worse sitcoms. Plus Esther shows you a scientific guilty pleasure: making soap explode in the microwave.
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Find out which summer blockbuster io9 readers voted most likely to fail. Plus, learn how to turn humble citrus fruits into flamethrowers, why synthetic DNA could make you stronger, and what actually happened to the iceberg that sank the Titanic.
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It's all about mixing drinks on this episode of "We Come from the Future." Esther and Annalee share their favorite sci-fi drinks, and Nightclub & Bar's 2012 Bartender of the Year Russell Davis joins us on set to create two crazy cocktail homages to science fiction using dry ice and fire! Plus, the neuroscience behind why you get drunk.
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We discuss the creepiest foods science has produced, from synthetic potato chips to meat synthesized from human feces. Plus find out why Matt Damon is so desperate to get into the "Canada of Space" in his latest film "Elysium", and more.
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We have the results of our io9 poll asking if you believe in ghosts, and guess what the majority said? We talk to celebrated author Mary Roach about paranormal investigations and the best graveyards.
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Today we have special guest host Veronica Belmont from Tekzilla! We look at the top movie tropes that get an F in science. In this week's "Esther Gets Experimental" we show you how to create plasma using a single humble grape and your microwave. And can you help solve the mystery movies and books from our latest Lost Media cases?
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We take a look at the shady side of science, and talk about some of our favorite scientist con artists. Plus we talk to UC Berkeley biologist Gary Karpen about what you can really get out of online genetic testing services.
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